The Ravenna-Bryant Community Association is proud to participate as a co-host alongside Hawthorne Hills, View Ride and Laurelhurst Community Councils for the first-ever Seattle District 4 event. Incumbent Councilmember Jean Godden has four official challengers.
To refresh, in 2013 Seattle voters overwhelmingly approved dividing the city into 7 Districts (D1-D7) with one City Council representative each, plus two additional at-large Councilmembers (D8 & D9.) More on the Districts can be found here. The Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods are in District 4, which encompasses NE Seattle south of 85th, roughly east of Interstate-5, and to the Montlake cut with the addition of Eastlake. Here’s a map:
The top-two primary will be this August and the general election the first Tuesday in November, as always, but instead of voting for 9 Councilmembers as we have in the past, D4 members will be registered to vote only for their preferred D4 candidate and the two at-large positions. So educate yourself and attend next week’s event.
The format will be a debate followed by moderated Q&A period. Attendees will be able to submit questions in writing at the beginning of the event, prior to the debate portion. After the debate, moderator Nancy Bolin will call on the people who submitted questions and allow those people to ask their questions of the candidates themselves.
Details on the event:
See Who’s Running for Seattle Council District 4:
Wednesday, March 18, 2014 7:30-8:30PM
Sand Point Community Church’s Perry Hall, 4710 NE 70th Street
Hawthorne Hills Community Council, View Ridge Community Council, Laurelhurst Community Council, Ravenna-Bryant Community Council
See you there!
A representative from Goodman RE will attend our April 7th, 2015 board meeting (Ravenna Eckstein Community Center 7-9 p.m.) to give an update on their project to remodel the Theodora, just south of the NE District Library.
Just on the other side of 34th Ave NE from the Theodora, the City of Seattle issued the Master Use Permit for the townhome (LR 2) portion of the Bryant Heights Project. You can read more about this project on NE 65th between 32nd and 34th Ave NE here.
With this land use decision, the City can now begin the process to release or issue the pending and separate demolition permits for the older dormitory (cottage) buildings on the middle of the Bryant Heights property. Based on current permit issuance cycle, it is estimated that the demolition permits will be released to the team on or before March 23, 2015. They anticipate that the demolition of these older buildings will take approximately 30 days. As you may recall, these structures were also used by the Seattle Fire Department for training exercises, consequently, all of the environmental inspection of hazardous materials such as asbestos was previously completed.
As noted on the above plan, all construction personnel will be instructed to park within the confines of the Bryant Heights property.
According to Polygon Homes, the building permits for the actual construction of the townhome buildings are “currently under separate review with the various departments within City of Seattle Planning and Development Department. At this time, we do not have an update as to when those permits will be released, but will update you once we know more.”